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UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 24, 2020

Huawei’s new MatePad looks a lot like Apple’s iPad Pro

Huawei Technologies reaffirmed its bet that expensive folding smartphones will excite consumers into upgrades, and that Apple’s iPad Pro is a design worth imitating for a new line of tablet …

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 11, 2020

Samsung’s new foldable phone: Cheaper, but still a novelty

Samsung on Tuesday unveiled a new foldable phone, the Galaxy Z Flip, its second attempt to sell consumers on phones with bendable screens and clamshell designs.

Samsung ends smartphone phone production in China

Samsung Electronics said Friday it has ended the production of smartphones in its last factory in China.

Samsung folding phone to launch after screen problem delay

Samsung’s highly anticipated folding phone will go on sale Friday, after the original launch date was delayed by months because of embarrassing problems with the screen.

Samsung completes folding phone redesign after screen failures

Samsung Electronics Co. has completed a two-month redesign of the Galaxy Fold to fix embarrassing screen failures that forced its delay, people familiar with the matter say, allowing the Korean …

UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019

Samsung, Verizon launch 5G phone, entry price is $1,300

Samsung Electronics Co., the world’s top seller of smartphones, released its first 5G model in the U.S. on Thursday, and early adopters and tech journalists visited Minneapolis to try it.

Samsung delays folding phone launch after breaking issues

Samsung is pushing off the public launch of its highly anticipated folding phone after reports that reviewers’ phones were breaking.

UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019

Some of Samsung’s folding phones are already breaking

Some of Samsung’s new $2,000 folding phones appear to be breaking after just a couple of days. Journalists who received the phones to review before the public launch say the …

Remember virtual reality? Its buzz has faded at CES 2019

It’s a world away from the scene a few years ago, when VR products from Samsung, Oculus, HTC and Sony seemed omnipresent and unstoppable at CES 2019. These days, VR …

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019

Facebook literally can’t be deleted on some Samsung phones

Some Samsung devices come preloaded with a Facebook app that owners can’t remove; the app can only be disabled.

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 8, 2019

Samsung, like Apple, feels sting of slowing global growth

Samsung expects its quarterly operating profit to fall 29 percent compared with last year, potentially unsettling a tech sector already skittish about slowing global economic growth.

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019

With slump in iPhone sales, have we passed Peak Smartphone?

Behind Apple’s news of weak iPhone sales lies a sobering truth: The tech industry has hit Peak Smartphone, a tipping point when everyone who can already afford one owns one …

Smartphone makers bet on foldable screens as next big thing

For the past few years, the smartphone industry has been searching for a breakthrough to revive a market mired in an innovation lull and a sales slump. A potential catalyst …

Samsung joins global pledge to increase renewable energy use

Samsung Electronics Co., the world’s biggest smartphone maker, joined on Thursday a growing list of companies that are promising to increase their use of solar and other renewable energy to …

UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 25, 2018

New Samsung phone: Nicer camera, static design, higher price

Samsung unveiled new smartphones with largely unchanged designs and incremental improvements such as a better camera – accompanied by a second annual price increase for many customers.

Prosecutors demand 12-year prison term for Samsung heir Lee

South Korean prosecutors on Wednesday demanded a 12-year prison term for Samsung’s jailed billionaire heir, Lee Jae-yong, who maintained his innocence during an appeal of his conviction on bribery and …

Clemson, USC to partner in research with new Samsung plant

Samsung is bringing together South Carolina’s two biggest universities – and sports rivals – to partner with the South Korean electronics company for research into home appliances.

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 12, 2017

Samsung says it aims to launch foldable smartphone next year

Koh Dong-jin, president of mobile business at Samsung Electronics, said the company is setting its eyes on 2018 to release a smartphone with a bendable display but there are several …

Samsung Note 8 gives its stylus some style – for a price

A stylus might seem, well, out of style in the tap-and-type world of smartphones. Yet it’s what sets Samsung’s Note phones apart from the competition.

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 23, 2017

Samsung unveils successor to Note 7 phone

Samsung is trying to move past last year’s disastrous Galaxy Note 7 launch with a successor sporting a dual-lens camera, animated messages, expanded note-taking – and lower battery capacity.

Samsung poised to unseat Intel as king of microchips

Intel’s more than two decade-long reign as the king of the silicon-based semiconductor is poised to end Thursday when South Korea’s Samsung Electronics elbows the U.S. manufacturer aside to become …

UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017

Samsung’s Bixby voice assistant rolls out to U.S. phones after delay

The South Korean tech giant said starting Wednesday, users of the Galaxy S8 smartphones can speak in American English to their phones to turn on the flashlight, take a selfie …

Samsung on a roll as data demand for memory chips soars

Samsung Electronics is on a roll thanks to booming sales of memory chips required by the increasingly data-based economy.

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 gives it a shot at reputation rehabilitation

The Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are Samsung’s newest phones, poised to hit the market Friday, starting at $720. It is a critical launch for Samsung – not only because …

Samsung delaying key part of new voice assistant – the ‘voice’ part

A much-touted feature of Samsung’s next smartphone isn’t going to work as advertised when the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ launches on April 21. Samsung said it is delaying the …

UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 phone aims to dispel the Note 7 debacle

Samsung seems to be playing it safe with its first major smartphone since the embarrassing recall of its fire-prone Note 7.

Samsung needs its next phone to be a success. Here’s how it may lure you back.

Samsung is set to debut its next major smartphones on March 29. The new phones, expected to be called the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, are the company’s first …

Samsung delays its new phone, and showcases tablets instead

Samsung’s product showcase Sunday is notable for what’s missing: a new flagship phone. Instead, Samsung is spotlighting new Android and Windows tablets after delaying the Galaxy S8 smartphone – an …

Here’s Apple’s challenge in India

In India, for the price of the latest iPhone, you could eat breakfast, lunch and dinner for an entire year, and still have a bit of cash to spare.

UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 22, 2017

Samsung: Note 7 battery design, manufacturing caused fires

Samsung Electronics said Monday that tests of more than 200,000 Galaxy Note 7 smartphones found defects in two sets of batteries from two different manufacturers that made the devices prone …